Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Poll Shows Cotton Leads Pryor for U.S. Senate

Every 2013 Public Poll Shows Mark Pryor in Deep Trouble

Little Rock, Ark. – On Tuesday morning, a new poll released on the Arkansas U.S. Senate race shows Congressman Tom Cotton begins the race with an early lead of 43%-41%. The poll, conducted by Harper Polling, shows that Pryor is weighed down by a 40% unfavorable rating.

The survey finds that a majority of Arkansas voters (53%) recognize that Pryor “generally votes for President Obama’s policies.” This finding hurts Pryor immensely, as only 28% of Arkansas voters approve of the way President Obama is handling his job as President.

The poll also showed that Arkansas voters would prefer a Republican Senator rather than a Democrat by a margin of 44% to 36%.

Arkansas GOP Chairman Doyle Webb said: “Every poll conducted this year shows Mark Pryor to be extremely unpopular and in dangerous territory for an incumbent Senator. We look forward to replacing him in 2014 with a proven conservative leader.”

The poll results can be viewed online here.

The Harper Polling/Conservative Intel poll was conducted August 4-5. The sample size was 587 likely voters and contains a margin of error rate of 4.04%.

Every public poll available from 2013 shows Senator Pryor is in a very vulnerable position to begin his re-election effort. Here are his re-elect numbers from the polls that have been issued this year:

March 16-17    (Basswood Research/Club for Growth): 35%
June 22-23       (Basswood Research/Senate Conservatives Fund): 41%
July 23-27       (AFSCME Polling Center): 43%
July 30-31       (Magellan Strategies BR): 37%
August 4-5      (Harper Polling/Conservative Intel): 41%

Tags: Mark Pryor, polls, Tom Cotton, Arkansas, US. Senate, 2014

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